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Are we on track with the SDGs? Does China get a win at FAO? Kiribati might graduate and more

Posted on 25 June 2019

+ Are we reaching the SDGs?

As New Zealand prepares to present its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) in New York in July, here is MFAT's report on how we're tracking. 

On development the...
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Ebola spread, Asia & Pacific falter on SDGs, merging INGOs and more

Posted on 18 June 2019

+ Chances of ending poverty in decline 

New data from the Brookings Institute has raised the alarm that the future of poverty reduction is looking highly uncertain.

"Our historical-based simulations estimate that the...
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NZDF Defence Capability Plan 2019 launched by Hon. Ron Mark

Posted on 14 June 2019

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Author: Campbell Garrett, Council for International Development (attended the official launch at the Beehive on behalf of CID members)

Summary:This week the government launched its Defence Capability Plan, with $20 billion of...
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Pacific Reset so far, NZ troops come home, female peacekeepers left unprepared and more

Posted on 11 June 2019

+ So far in the Pacific Reset...

The government launched its $20 billion Defence Capability plan, which given its focus on climate change mitigation in the Pacific is being promoted by the government as part of...
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Pacific Focus, NZ Aid budget, doubts on gender equity achievements and more

Posted on 04 June 2019

+ Focus on Pacific set to remain after Australian election

ACFID have welcomed the return of development to a ministerial position.
 
"Following the re-election of the Coalition Government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison...
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Caritas: Key Community Engagement Role - Kaihapai Maori

Posted on 01 June 2019

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand (www.caritas.org.nz) is the Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development. We work in partnership and solidarity with communities in Aotearoa, Oceania and throughout the world,...
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The New Zealand Aid Eco-system - Opportunities and Challenges

Posted on 01 June 2019

CID Discussion PaperAuthor: Chris Clarke Synopsis: This document provides some points for discussion on the current shape of the NZ aid ecosystem; the challenges and opportunities; the role INGOs might play as...
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EU elections, PNG president resigns, Warsaw Humanitarian Expo and more

Posted on 28 May 2019

+ EU Elections a mix bag for NGOs

EU elections saw Nigel Farage’s Brexit party win the most support in the UK. Meanwhile a new leader of the ruling Conservative Party looks likely to...
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NGOs badly impacted if cheques are withdrawn, UN Secretary General meets Pacific leaders and more

Posted on 21 May 2019

+ NGOs badly impacted if cheques withdrawn

The move by Kiwibank to ban cheques could badly impact the bottom line of New Zealand charities, including international NGOs, and risks a backlash.

Older New Zealanders...
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CID/JBWere Talk: JB Were's Support Report Launched - "How New Zealanders Donate"

Posted on 15 May 2019

A unique opportunity for New Zealand NGO sector to talk to John McLeod, the author of The New Zealand Support Report.
John McLeod, co-founder of JBWere Philanthropic Services, presented the...
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